(SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Anderson makes his long-awaited return to the Colorado rotation Sunday when the Rockies close a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Coors Field.
Anderson suffered a broken left index finger on April 12 at San Francisco when he hit into a groundout. During his recovery, Anderson made a pair of rehab starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA.
In seven career games (five starts) against the Twins, the lefty is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA. He's fanned 31 hitters and walked only two versus Minnesota.
Phil Hughes, who will be facing the Rockies for the first time in his career, is coming off a win at Seattle Tuesday when he threw 7 1/3 shutout innings.
Yesterday, Kevin Correia tossed six effective innings and the Twins routed the Rockies, 9-3. Correia (5-11) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk for the Twins, who have won four of their past five games on the heels of a 1-5 stretch.
"The ball came out of his hand good ... good performance," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Correia.
Eduardo Escobar smacked a solo homer among his two hits and scored a pair of runs, while Oswaldo Arcia had a pair of hits and scored twice in the triumph.
Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Tyler Matzek (1-4) surrendered four runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames for Colorado, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
"We had a hard time putting an inning together and getting a big hit," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.
Minnesota took two of three from the Rockies when these teams last met in 2010.